BMW K1200RS by Galaxy Custom


This BMW K1200RS by Galaxy Custom becomes a Radical Bobber.  Galaxy Custom removed everything that was not essential for the final project, and this also includes the rear subframe. In the good tradition of Galaxy Custom, the seat is now a retro-looking sprung leather piece resting on a minimalist support attached to the chassis.

This leaves the rear end empty and adds more character to the bike, especially as the builders made a bespoke rear fender from sheet metal and installed a large round taillight on top of it. The shaft drive swingarm appears to be more massive thanks to all the free space in the back of the motorcycle. Naturally, any questions related to a pillion passenger is superfluous.

One of the aspects we also liked about the work Galaxy Custom did on the K1200RS is the fact that they managed to add a lot of personality to the bare machine using various pieces of metal formed into shapes that match the build perfectly. Instead of adding ready-made parts or bling, Galaxy Custom went for a more hands-on approach, punching and drilling holes in sheet metal of varying thickness to reach the desired structural or aesthetic result.

The exhaust silencer is also a custom job and it reminds us of SuperTrapp cans. Also, a nice, evil touch is represented by the four conical air filters installed instead of the stock breathers. Enduro footrests and sporty rearsets are yet another modern element.

LSL handlebars received retro grips complemented by modern bar-end turn signals, while the vintage fuel tank and headlight are accented with BMW's traditional white pinstripes.

With all that was removed from the bike, the K1200RS might brag now on a better power-to-weight ratio. Even though the Flying Brick will most likely feel a bit too heavy for ever, at least, this one is a sworn head turner.

Source & Galaxy Custom